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evening, everyone. tonight anti-aircraft flyers echo in tripoli as the u.s. and its allies attack moammar gadhafi's infrastructure. the anti-gadhafi opposition collective bargainingates the intervention but says it needs more help including more air strikes as it tries to retake key cities in eastern libya. president obama said regime change in libya is his personal goal but the president stresses it's not an objective of the military campaign and says the united states is already stepping back into more of a support role and letting other countries police the no fly zone. >> because it relieves the burden on our military, and relieves the burden on u.s. taxpayers to fulfill what is an international mission and not simply a u.s. mission. >> but some leading members of congress complain the president hasn't spelled out a clear mission and say they aren't so sure the fight will be as short as the white house hopes. >> we taught declare war. take a vote. take responsibility. the american people will find this has a long lasting tinge to it, very expense civilian tinge to it. >> more from sen
in u.s. custody. people very much wanting to express their gratitude to the international community, realizing that these servicemen from all of the nations involved in the coalition are taking a great risk to keep the people of libya safe, john. >> arwa damon reporting. thanks. >>> you heard arwa talking about how opposition wants more help. as i told you at the top of the show, cnn is interviewing the president in el salvador, president obama. that interview has just wrapped up. he said his administration is trying to find ways to help the opposition. we'll run that tape as soon as it feeds in. the president is also trying to settle a bit of a family feud aamong the coalition partners. these are all the air bases across europe, into italy, close nearby that the united states, the uk, denmark, canada, france have all used in recent days to fly missions into libya to enforce the no-fly zone and launch those strikes. there's a big, big debate about how this alliance should move going forward. the president spoke to the british prime minister and the french president. aides say some p
, one possibility an all-out u.s. assault. that i think the president doesn't want to do, promised the nation he wouldn't do that but how do you turn this thing around on the ground? and there's no -- increasingly, the pessimism is setting in on that front. so it's the other alternative. we don't yet see regime change, but as you just reported we've now seen a regime crack and the biggest -- the best bet for the administration increasingly is the regime will crack from within. >> the question there, david, does gadhafi see the defection of a long-term close comfortanf and say i need to read that tea leave as go or lash out and then the question is what happens? and to your point about, you know, maybe the president is being advised he needs to do more than this but now they're telling congress, $40 million a week which is a lot of money but in the scope of a big military intervention a lot less money than iraq or afghanistan. if they commit to that backseat role but then gadhafi sits there, don't they need could to come back and say never mind, we need to up this? >> yeah, i think
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